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2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Since debuting in 2010, Kenley Jansen has been one of the game’s truly elite relief aces, and 2013 was his best showing yet. Kenley began the year as the set-up man to Brandon League after League was gifted a ridiculous three-year deal, and though the cries were numerous and persistent to not give Brandon high-leverage situations over Kenley, ... Read More »

2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Second Basemen

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Mark Ellis Mark Ellis‘ tenure with the Dodgers is a pretty simple one to sum up: good to excellent defense, below-average hitting made worse by Don Mattingly‘s insistence on batting him second, and the inevitable leg injury. 2013 provided more of the same old same old from Mark. Ellis saved roughly seven runs with the leather while hitting just .270/.323/.351/.674, ... Read More »

2013 NLDS Game 2: Dodgers 3, Braves 2, Don Mattingly/Jason Heyward 2 – GIFS & the 7th inning from hell

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Did Don Mattingly really do that to the Dodgers? Yes, yes he did. The title isn’t meant to be disrespectful to the Braves or infer that they didn’t deserve to win … but it never ever should have gone the way it did. It was just ridiculously bad decision making on Mattingly’s part. —– In the top of the seventh ... Read More »

The Dodgers finally release 2013 NLDS roster: Capuano, Dee, SVS in; Hairston, Marmol, Volquez out

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The Dodgers finally released their roster for the 2013 NLDS (‘finally’ because they had less than an hour to get it in), and it included some surprises. Good surprises. Starting Pitchers Clayton Kershaw Zack Greinke Hyun Jin Ryu Ricky Nolasco Relief Pitchers Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson J.P. Howell Ronald Belisario Paco Rodriguez Chris Withrow Chris Capuano No surprises with the ... Read More »

Making Moves: Lilly moves to pen, Skip suspended, DL moves + 2 promoted, 1 demoted, 1 cut

Ted Lilly, though he would prefer to start, asked to be moved to the pen as he attempts to return from injury. Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, frustrated with his third stint on the disabled list this season, told club officials Tuesday to try him as a reliever. “Ideally, I’d like to be a starter and be effective in that ... Read More »

Making Moves: Busy week of 2 trades, 8 signings, 4 releases, 1 outfield exchange, 1 promotion

The Dodgers acquired Marlins righty Ricky Nolasco and international bonus pool money in exchange for Steven Ames, Josh Wall, Angel Sanchez, and cash. Chad had this to say about it: After an extended rumored pursuit of the right-handed starter, the Dodgers landed Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins in a trade for prospects RHP Steven Ames, RHP Josh Wall, and RHP ... Read More »

Making Moves: Suspensions, draft signings, and inking the guy accused of mocking Zack Greinke

Suspensions came down from the league following Tuesday’s brawl with the Diamondbacks. Ian Kennedy was suspended 10 games “for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the bottom of the seventh inning, after a warning had already been issued to both Clubs earlier in the game.” Eric Hinske was suspended five games ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley surgery, out 2 months, Uribe says hi + Greinke & Billingsley pain-free

Hanley Ramirez needs surgery on his injured right thumb. Sources: Hanley needs surgery on his right thumb. #Dodgers. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 21, 2013 Lame. The timetable for Hanley is eight weeks following the surgery, meaning at-best we’re probably looking at mid-May for Hanley’s 2013 debut. Well … say hello to a starting left side of the infield featuring ... Read More »